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File:Frederick Lamb's painting of William Penn IMG 3800.JPG|right|thumb|Frederick S. Lamb's painting of William Penn at the Brooklyn Museum '''William Penn''' (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was the son of Sir William Penn, and was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Religious Society of Friends|Quaker, and founder of the State of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed. In 1681, Charles II of England|King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to Penn to appease the debts the king owed to Admiral Sir William Penn|Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and...
Birth placeLondon, Kingdom of England|England
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1718|7|30|1644|10|14}}
Death placeRuscombe, Berkshire, England, Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain
OccupationReal estate entrepreneur
Alma materChigwell School,
Christ Church, Oxford
SpouseGulielma Maria Springett
Hannah Callowhill Penn|Hannah Margaret Callowhill
ParentsAdmiral Sir William Penn
Margaret Jasper
Children8, including William Penn, Jr.|William Jr., John Penn ("the American")|John, Thomas Penn|Thomas, and Richard Penn, Sr.|Richard
SignatureWilliam Penn signature.svg
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